"If it measures good and sounds bad, it is bad.
If it sounds good and measures bad, you've measured the wrong thing."


Building a reference system - Part 2: Glenn's headphone amplifier

Posted by Amine Slimani on October 21, 2014 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (2)


The story of Glenn’s OTL headphone amplifier started as that of a relentless endeavor to make the ALO recabled Beyer T1s sound as good as it was possible, and ended up being that of finding the center piece of my system that will probably outlast many other major components.

At the time of the pur...

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kboe's AKG Journey, Collection and Catalogue.

Posted by kboe on February 9, 2012 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Just click here to jump to the thread.  Or navagate to the thread by going to "forums", then "Headphones".

Review: Cardas Recabled Koss KSC75s

Posted by kboe on January 19, 2012 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

January 2012

(Stock 75's)

Reviewer: Kevin Pope

Source: ALO iPod dock, 160GB iPod Classic loaded with AIFF

Amp: Schiit Asgard

Headphones: Koss KSC75 with stock harness, Koss KSC75 with Cardas upgrade harness


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Review: Beyerdynamic T1 with ALO Chain Mail Cable

Posted by Amine Slimani on December 10, 2010 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (2)



 Reviewing the ALO recabled Beyerdynamic Tesla 1 posed a challenge: how to evaluate a component that is perhaps more transparent than the rest of the chain that it is being associated to? How to make sure that what I am describing is a sonic characteristic of the headphone and not that of the chain preceding it?


During the past few months, I had to reassess my judgement on the Beyer T1s a few times. While I liked the ALO B...

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Review: Mark 2 Sennheiser Silver Dream Headphone Upgrade Cable

Posted by Amine Slimani on May 16, 2010 at 12:55 PM Comments comments (6)



About 2 months ago, Alister from Artisan Silver Cables contacted me tosee if I were interested in reviewing their new headphone upgrade cables forthe Sennheiser HD-600 and HD-650. I accepted his proposition with greatpleasure as I was curious to see how the Mark 2 cable compared to the Mark 1that I had been using for the past few months.


The Mark 1 Silver Dream cable replaced the Moon Audio Blue Dragon I hadused for ...

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Comparison of headphone cable upgrades for the Sennheiser HD-650: Artisan Cable Silver Dream vs. Stefan AudioArt Equinox

Posted by Amine Slimani on February 15, 2010 at 12:59 PM Comments comments (0)



The Sennheiser HD650:


I have owned the Sennheiser HD-650 for more than 3 years now and since the time I got them, I have been amazed about their sound quality and the way they scale with better gear. 


In my opinion, the biggest weakness of these headphones is their relatively low price. When a non-audiophile buys the Sennheiser hd-650, they probably donR...

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Review : Artisan Cables "Ultimate Silver Dream" interconnects and "Silver Dream" Sennheiser Headphone Upgrade Cable

Posted by Amine Slimani on November 5, 2009 at 6:59 AM Comments comments (0)

Preamble :


While I am writing a review about cables, I don't think that cables have a sound of their own but I believe they induce losses to the signal being transmitted that can be audible to various degrees depending on the transparency of the system. So my review is based is how they interacted with my system and with my ears 


The reason I bought my cables from Artisan Cables without even listen...

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